One of the sessions at #ruralwonca was delivered by some of the team at the Journal for Remote & Rural Health. I was really sorry to miss it, due to presenting in another session, but my tweeted request to make the advice available online was answered quickly and the presentation is now available – see below.
The journal team are keen to encourage and motivate rural healthcare professionals to share their research, and seem genuinely interested in helping budding writers to put pen-to-paper or finger-to-keyboard.
There is a lot of great innovation and problem-solving going on in rural practice. Rural healthcare professionals tend to know their communities well, are used to dealing with limited resources, and some of the best examples of teamwork are to be found in rural settings. However ‘being academic‘ does not come easy to everyone, and the process of writing up evaluation and research can sometimes feel tedious and time-consuming.
However, it is now easier than ever to find interested journals, and there seems to be a drive to make the steps to getting work published more accessible.
Watch the presentation below for the RRH team’s top tips on getting your research out to a wider audience. You can find the guidelines for authors available here.
Also, on the theme of research, here’s a great project that aims to enable rural doctors to develop their research activity through pragmatic and direct support. Delivered by the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University in Newfoundland, it’s called the ‘6 for 6’ programme. Click here for more details or watch the video below.